Popular video game Rainbow Six Siege adds Indigenous character from Saskatchewan – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2021302 Views

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular video games with millions of players worldwide. It’s designed by the Canadian-based company Ubisoft.

The online tactical shooter game has recently added a new character called Thunderbird, and she’s from the Nakoda territories of Saskatchewan.

“They said that whichever actress that they chose would be what they would base the specific cultural heritage of the character on. So that really stood out to me and I thought it was just a really innovative way to go about casting, especially in this new era of wanting to have accurate representation and I was really excited by that so I really put my all into the audition,” said Sera-Lys McArthur, voice actress for Thunderbird in the video game.

McArthur, from the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation in Saskatchewan, landed the coveted role of the character that is a medic and a helicopter pilot.

“I hope that they look into some of the biography and find out more about the cultural significance of certain things on her and that they ask more questions and are inspired to learn more about the Nakoda people and the Nakoda language and culture,” McArthur told APTN News.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/popular-video-game-rainbow-six-siege-adds-indigenous-character-from-saskatchewan/

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